Library Blog

February is National Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month - picture of African American father and daughter doing push-ups and text When we take care of our hearts as part of our self care we set an example for others Share how your caring for your heart

Did you know that the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease?  In fact, it is at the top of the list worldwide as a cause of death, even when you consider the deaths from the pandemic as noted in an NPR news broadcast. Thankfully, there’s lots you can do to help improve your heart health.   The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of… read more >>

National Family Health History Day

Happy multigeneration family gathering around notebook and having fun during a video call

Did you know that tomorrow is not only Thanksgiving but also National Family Health History Day? The initiative to combine this family gathering day with collecting family medical information was begun by U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona in 2004. One reason it began is due to physicians and medical scientists realizing how much an… read more >>

COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccines: How to Find the Facts


Fake news and misinformation spread like wildfire in the age of technology and social media, and the global pandemic of COVID-19 has been no exception of what, or what not, to believe. Since the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, many people have relied on social media more than ever for news. Check out our Health… read more >>

Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet

Isn’t it just when you need a bandage that you discover you do not have one?  And no soothing ointment when you have a sunburn?  And, isn’t it after you are stung by a bee that you realize you do not have any Benadryl?  Your medicine cabinet, whether it is the usual behind the mirror in the bathroom or a drawer in the kitchen needs to have… read more >>